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I remember when almost every mother or grandmother I knew had a button box. I don't, but should (as opposed to my randomly-scattered collection). How 'bout you?
 

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I have a box of buttons. If a piece of clothing is too worn to ever wear again, I will cut off the buttons, plus I save the extra ones that come with new shirts.

I used to love looking through my mother's button jar.
 

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I save all buttons -- I will take free clothing items at garage sales, just for the buttons, zippers, trims . . .
 

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Ah what a wonderful memory of button boxes...

Funny this thread should come up, as I just started saving buttons here. I hope to run across some in yard sales or such

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Okay ladies, this is complicated, but here's what I do. I have a small photo album, about 3x5". In it, whenever I buy new clothing with extra buttons, I put the buttons in their own pocket, with a post-it note as to which garment it belongs to. That way, if I lose a button, I just go to my photo album and find the replacement.

Now, for other buttons - yes, I keep them all. I store them in a plastic drawer unit that was intended for a workshop. Each colour gets a different drawer. I have used them for a number of sewing projects, including 'tieing' a quilt with them by sewing a button every 6".

If I have a lot of one type, I'll string them on some buttonhole thread (or other thick thread) and knot it, to keep them all in one place. That way I can easily tell if I have enough of that type of button. Saves me hours of sorting through buttons.

That's what I do with them! I rarely have to buy buttons for clothes now.
 

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I try to save them, but end up losing them. I think I will have to try and peanuts button organization in place.
 

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I save all of them in a tin, but I like peanut's idea for organization.
 

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They are definately keepers!!! I have a button box.
 

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I keep them in a mason jar as decor on a shelf in my sewing room.
 

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~Save. I've spent less than $20 on buttons during the last 15 years I've sewed. Most of that was replacing buttons(14) on a pea coat. Right now I have a large spice bottle full. My kids love looking through them too. ;-) ~
 

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I save all mine in a mason jar also. I love Peanut's idea of using the workshop organizer for button organizing, I am going to borrow that idea for my sewing room. Thanks for sharing it Peanut. :)
 

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I cant find a button that matches my brand new blouse. :angry:
I guess I will just have to put all new buttons on.
This is weird I know but when I was a kid I hated buttons, I told me mom they were icky and made me feel gross to touch them.:screwy:

Anyways, I tried to save them once but my kids gotta hold of them and glued them to sticks so bye bye buttons!
 

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I save them and remove them from items before discarding, seems wasteful not to. They are in my sewing box. (The ones I received from the fv button swap are in there too ;) )
 

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I've got 2 cookie tins and a jar I got from my mom when she passed....... love them..........
Fern
 
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